Five Ways to Prevent Plumbing Accidents in Your Home

Five Ways to Prevent Plumbing Accidents in Your Home

Five Ways to Prevent Plumbing Accidents in Your Home

Plumbing disasters can strike at any time, causing extensive damages, water issues, or just inconvenient messes. Our insurance adjusters are here to help with your property claims in Hillsborough County when you suffer from any extensive damages as a result of your plumbing problems. However, there are things that every homeowner can do to prevent these damages from occurring and save yourself the hassle of a damaged home.

Get Routine Inspections

One of the best things you can to prevent any plumbing issues from occurring to to have routine inspections. Inspect your pipes regularly for leaks and cracks. If you notice any constantly running toilets, resolve these issues before they grow worse. When you locate an issue, like a pipe leak, clogged drain, or water discoloration, be sure that you get the repairs done immediately to prevent larger problems.

Use a Plunger or Drain Cleaner

Be sure that you keep plungers and drain cleaners handy in your home. By using these to remove simple clogs, you prevent larger, tougher clogs from developing in your drains. Removing drain clogs quickly will mean that water is less likely to back up into your sink or toilet, causing the potential for floods or water stains.

Do Not Flush Anything But TP

You should never flush anything other than toilet paper. This includes other products used in the restrooms, like feminine hygiene products, cotton balls, or baby wipes. These items are common causes of drain clogs that can get severe quickly. We understand that accidents happen, as young children can attempt to flush small toys or items, but take the preventative measures to avoid these accidents as much as you can.

Avoid Pouring Grease Down the Drain

Grease from leftover cooking can actually cause drain blockages. Once it enters your pipes, it can harden and cause clogs that lead to backed up sinks and poor drainage. When you cook using grease, be sure that you discard the leftovers in the trash. Many people also put food items, like grease, eggshells, and coffee grounds, into a compost bin which is much safer for your pipes.

Inspect Your Water Heater

Many people may not even think about the function of your water heater until it starts to give you issues. Typically, people neglect their water heater until they realize that water pressure is low, hot water is running out quickly, or they notice discoloration of water. These indicate issues that may be avoided with routine inspection, especially to offer protection during cooler months. Make sure that the heater is placed in a safe location to prevent any extensive damages, such as freezing or bursting.

We understand that plumbing issues arise and cause damages in your home, such as flooding, water stains, or damaged structures. If you suffer from water damages from burst pipes or overflowing drains, trust our experts to assist with your property claims in Hillsborough County.

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